On Friday, April 1st, it seems Mother Nature fooled all of us in the North Eastern part of the U.S., even the birds. Here in the Southern part of Pennsyltucky, we awoke to about 3-4 inches of the white stuff. The robins chirped frantically as if they were confused. Had they come back from the South too soon?
Luckily, the snow didn't stick to the roadways, but it lay nicely atop the green spring grass like a soft white blanket and it clung to the budding trees like cotton. It was pretty. It was pretty especially because I knew it wouldn't be sticking around for long. And I was right because by late afternoon that very same day, there were no signs at all that it had snowed.
Since it was April 1st, the snow was the perfect "set up" for an April Fool's joke. Just as my girls were finished getting dressed and ready for their school day, I surprisingly announced to them that schools were closed due to the snow. They both danced and sang for joy. I held back my laughter for almost 5 minutes before I announced that they had been "fooled". Needless to say, they were not happy.
I hope that was all the snow we will see for a while. It has been a dreery few days here. Temps only in the low 50's. My daffodils are blooming, which means spring has sprung. But it sure doesn't fee like it....yet.